News & Announcements

Important Message

Channel 7 news reported that an employee at Woodgate Elementary School tested positive for COVID-19, that was incorrect. The employee is a staff member at Colin Powell. NO employee has tested positive at Woodgate.
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ALERT

District Launches School News App

Elementary School District 159 is rolling out a new communication tool, School News App. The mobile app is a way to provide information about activities, events and news impacting our school community.

The school community can opt into receiving information by adding the app to their device. The app is available for both iOS and Android devices. Click on the Download File Option for step by step instructions.
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Superintendent Message

The Board of Education joins me in extending best wishes to everyone for a productive school year filled with many promises and possibilities. Working together, we will educate, empower and inspire success and a lifetime of learning in Elementary School District 159.
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Saturday Coding Class

The district is offering a FREE computer coding class for students in grades 3-5. Students will learn 21st century skills; critical thinking and problem solving. The maximum class size will be 25 students, so don't wait. Click on link above for sign-up form.
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Family Spring Dance/Luau

Come out and have fun with family and friends!! The Sieden Prairie PTO is sponsoring a spring Dance/Luau on Friday, March 20 from 6pm-8:30pm at Sieden Prairie Elementary School. Click on link for details.
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Pride in 159

District 159 has launched our own media show! View our latest episode of Pride in 159, Colin Powell student Essence Martin is taking part in an interview with State Representative Debbie Meyers-Martin by clicking above on Pride in 159.
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District Vision and Mission

Our new Mission, Vision and Core Values were established in a workshop setting with eleven stakeholders and facilitated by Shelia Friday, project manager for the development of the strategic plan. The diverse members of the Strategic Mission and Vision Team included community members, parents, district administrators and staff, and a representative from Rich Township High School District 227.
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District 159 Celebrates 150 Years

District 159 celebrates its 150th Anniversary, with a day of reflection, fun and give aways, to help prepare students for the start of the 2019-20 school year. The day was kicked-off with a parade, followed by speakers who reflected on the districts history, music by Southland College Prep band and continued with fun filled activities for students and a resource fair for adults.
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